With the destination rolling out visa free access to dozens of new countries in 2017, Qatar is seeking to boost its position in international tourism. With preparations for the FIFA 2022 World Cup also coming under the spotlight, there is plenty to talk about as Breaking Travel News catches up with Rashed Al-Qurese, chief marketing officer at the Qatar Tourism Authority, during World Travel Market in London.
Qatar Tourism Authority is unveiling its new campaign, ‘Qatar Welcomes the World’ at World Travel Market. The prestigious trade show WTM, in London, is the ideal platform for QTA to showcase its new messaging to the global travel community.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation is seeking to raise awareness of sustainability in the hospitality sector as it celebrates World Tourism Day. World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980 as the day in which the statutes of the World Tourism Organisation entered into force.
Qatar Airways has launched a stopover package in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority to promote and market Qatar as a destination of choice for international travellers. The new arrangement will offer transit passengers the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.
Qatar Tourism Authority and its partners will return to the Arabian Travel Market with the largest delegation to represent the country at the renowned travel industry event. The delegation comprises of 38 hotels, tour operators and other industry service providers; a 26 per cent increase in Qatar’s participants compared to last year.
Qatar Airways has leased the first of four A350 aircraft from LATAM, the South American airline, for terms of 6- to 12-months, in order to meet its operational plan for the year, as well as increasing customer demand.
Emirates has launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of one hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and one hour ten minutes on the return journey. Outbound flight EK 841 departs Dubai at 07:45, arriving in Doha at 08:05. The return flight, EK 842, departs Doha at 09:50, arriving in Dubai at 12:00.
Qatar Tourism Authority will bring together 21 leading hotels and tourism suppliers to showcase an impressive number of the country’s attractions at this year’s World Travel Market in London. Already firmly established as Qatar’s largest European visitor source market, the United Kingdom is to be the focus of a major drive to reinforce the Gulf region’s successful emerging tourism sector in the leisure industry.